The 7th edition of the classification of the Saint-Emilion growths has come to an unsurprising conclusion. There are now 85 châteaux that can claim the title of Grand Cru Classé for the next decade. A new hierarchy established these last months by the classification commission under the patronage of the Inao and with the practical assistance of the certification body Bureau Veritas. The latter examined 114 dossiers and sifted through 1,343 samples. The 2012 classification listed 82 classified estates, including a quartet of Premiers Grands Crus Classés A and 14 Premiers Crus Classés.
After the well-publicised departures last spring of Châteaux Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Angelus and La Gaffelière, the 2022 edition now establishes 12 Premiers Crus Classés and two Premiers Crus Classés A. In this supreme category, Château Pavie is joined by Château Figeac, whose promotion was expected, given the latest vintages produced by the estate. “We are celebrating the event with a superb 1950“, says the Manoncourt family.
The 14 Premiers Crus Classés